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28 Jul. 2016 Hedge fund LIM Advisors scores victory against AMP Capital to shut down China fund [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong-based hedge fund LIM Advisors is expected to score a major victory today to force one of Australia’s largest fund managers AMP Capital Advisors Ltd., to shut down its China fund,
28 Jul. 2016 Legg Mason recovers from 1st quarter losses as assets rise to $741.9bn [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Global asset management firm Legg Mason reported $33.5m income in the second quarter of 2016, recovering from its $45.3m net loss recorded as of March this year. However, the figure is still far from the $94.5m net income registered in the second quarter of 2015, th
27 Jul. 2016 Twitter sentiment offers clues to stock performance, Johns Hopkins study shows [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Can financial intelligence be found in the “twitterverse”? Specifically, does a vast amount of social media sentiment provide clues to how a stock will perform? A new study by a Johns Hopkins business professor says yes, a strong contemporaneous correlation doe
27 Jul. 2016 Tages Capital launches new single-strategy UCITS alternative fund - Anavon Global Equity Long/Short UCITS Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Tages Capital, in partnership with Anavon Capital, has announced the launch of the Tages International SICAV - Anavon Global Equity Long/Short UCITS Fund, the second sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV, a UCITS-compliant umbrella fund structure domiciled in Luxemb
27 Jul. 2016 BNY Mellon Wealth Management appoints Thomas Dicker as president of U.S. markets [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Thomas Dicker to be President, U.S. Markets, based in Boston. In his new role Dicker will oversee the 38 wealth offices throughout the US reporting into Don Heberle, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Dicker, who most rec
27 Jul. 2016 Celent expands wealth management team, Kelley Byrnes joins as a wealth management analyst [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Celent, an international financial research and consulting firm, welcomes Kelley Byrnes as its newest analyst in Wealth Management. Kelley has worked on strategic planning for advisor-facing technology and on fixed income trading desks. She also has experience
27 Jul. 2016 Partners Capital snags Blackstone's Scarinci [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Partners Capital, an outsourced investment office serving institutions and senior investment professionals in Europe, North America and Asia, today announced that Richard Scarinci will join its senior management team in September 2016 as a Partner. Mr. Scarinci will help
27 Jul. 2016 Research: portfolios underperform without 15% private investments [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gap between top performing endowment portfolios and the median has been wide of late, and a key indicator of better performance is a 15% or greater allocation to private investments like venture capital, private equity and distressed assets. That's a
27 Jul. 2016 Man Group profits fell in 1H as assets also decline [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Man Group, the world’s largest listed hedge fund firm, reported a decline in profits and assets in the first half of this year, ahead of the departure of Manny Roman as chief executive officer. Releasing its
27 Jul. 2016 Investors pull a record $20.7bn from hedge funds in June [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Global hedge fund assets dropped below $3 trillion again – to $2.99 trillion – as investors withdrew $20.7 billion from the industry, according to the June eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows report. June redemptions were the largest June since eVestment began trac
27 Jul. 2016 Financial industry expects only moderate changes after Brexit - survey [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Law firm Laven Partners released a new survey today examining how financial firms expect Brexit to play out. The survey includes 76 responses, spread across out the UK (42% of respondents), Ireland (8%), Hong Kong (7%) and the US (12%) and a few more. The variet
27 Jul. 2016 APS Greater China Long Short Fund outperforms benchmark in 2Q [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Singapore-based fund management firm APS Asset Management Pte Ltd., said that its APS Greater China Long Short Fund outperformed its benchmark and was up 2.14% net in 2Q 2016 (+3.12% MTD and -10.68% net YTD). The fund
27 Jul. 2016 Mediatrix Capital offers managed accounts in multiple currency denominations [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bahamas based Mediatrix Capital has announced the company is now accepting trading accounts in multiple global currency denominations including the euro, British pound, Japanese yen, Swiss franc, Australian
26 Jul. 2016 James Perry joins Maples Fund Services to enhance service delivery to institutional investors [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Veteran investment manager James Perry has joined Maples Fund Services, a division of leading independent global fund services provider MaplesFS, as head of Institutional Investor Solutions. In an e-ma
26 Jul. 2016 Hamilton Lane closes latest fund of funds above target [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hamilton Lane has closed its latest fund of funds on $516 million, above its original target of $400 million. Hamilton Lane has been managing fund-of-funds strategies since 1998 and the firm views its latest vehicle as an expansion of its private equity mandate.
26 Jul. 2016 Hedge funds winning streak continue as market conditions stabilize [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The winning streak for hedge funds continued last week with all strategies, besides CTAs, benefitting from the stabilization of market conditions. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.5% as of end July 19, bringing the month to date performance to a solid 1.6% (-2.0%
26 Jul. 2016 Study shows political ideology has direct correlation to hedge fund performance [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A study by Marian Moszoro of the Haas School of Business and Michael Bykhovsky of the Center for Open Economics has found that the political ideology of hedge fund managers can have direct correlation with performance. The study entitled,
25 Jul. 2016 Citco launches Citco Capital Solutions [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Citco Group of Companies has launched Citco Capital Solutions, a capital advisory service that will focus on arranging debt and equity capital for sponsors and investors in alternative investment vehicles. Citco Capital Solutions is led by Managing Director Michael Pe
25 Jul. 2016 Lazard hires Christopher Mulshine for private capital advisory business [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Lazard Ltd announced today that Christopher Mulshine has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Private Capital Advisory, effective immediately. He is based in New York. “Chris brings more than 15 years of experience as a trusted advisor to institutional in
25 Jul. 2016 Aquila Capital and Alpha Centauri enter a partnership to launch alternative beta strategy [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Aquila Capital has announced plans to launch an alternative beta strategy in cooperation with Alpha Centauri. The launch brings the Hamburg-based specialist investment boutique, which offers liquid alternative risk premia and equity factor strategies, onto Aquila Capital’
25 Jul. 2016 Skybridge says current Japan situation difficult to manage, even for hedge funds [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: SkyBridge Capital, one of the world’s biggest investors in hedge funds, is trying to avoid any exposure in Japan right now, saying that the current situation in the region is difficult to manage. Raymond Nolte, Skybridge’s chief investment officer and oversees $
25 Jul. 2016 Hong Kong maintains position as international fund management center [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hong Kong has maintained its position as an important international fund management center despite the volatility in the global markets, even though it has also registered a slight decrease in assets on a year-on-year basis, the
22 Jul. 2016 SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator: July notifications 2.95% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 2016 measured 2.95%, down from 4.88% in June. "SS&C GlobeOp's Forward Redemption Indicator rose to 2.95% for July 2016, up from 2.08% reported a year ago for July 2015," sai
22 Jul. 2016 Hedge fund managers see opportunities in Europe in Q2 [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Preqin’s Q2 update on the hedge fund industry finds that economic uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU has created potential opportunities for hedge fund managers and, as a result, many more funds have launched focused on the region. Europe-focused hedge fund
22 Jul. 2016 Magnetar Capital Foundation donates $5M to University of Chicago [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Magnetar Capital Foundation, parent organization of the Magnetar Youth Investment Academy, will provide UChicago STEM Education with $5 million over four and a half years to further develop and grow the academy’s high school financial education program. “Wit
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